Apr 04, 2012
Long Live Turquoise
Ever since it was dubbed as Pantone’s Color of the Year in 2010, turquoise has been a hot hue season after season. Its staying power has proven that this trend isn't going anywhere -- unlike some colors that seemingly failed to stick (Mimosa, anyone?) – giving us the confidence to invest in more than tabletop turquoise accessories. This trend is clearly safe to go for the gusto, so try it out for the long term with these big ticket items: Lighting: Brighten up a room with more than just the bulbs. Switch out chrome pendant lighting for ones in the fresh turquoise shade, such as this Urban Outfitters Stella Floor Lamp ($119) or the Empire Chandelier by Marjorie Kouras Design ($6,900). Four Chairs Furniture ($60) and Land of Nod ($189, simple and sweet (we love this turquoise jute rug from Soft Surroundings, $275) or go floral with rugs from Emma Home ($187). If you’ve fallen hard for the hue, cover your flooring with the trend using specialty paints and stencils. Lofty Larks Wallpaper pattern from Anthropologie ($88), featuring soaring birds and a plethora of spindly vintage birdcages, is nothing short of enchanting. For a design that is a little more low key, Thibaut’s Waterbury Trail in aqua features a sophisticated floral motif to adorn your walls. Parsons Side Chair ($99), cozy up with turquoise in a tufted wing chair, like this beauty from Lee Industries ($1,358), or relax in a casual family room on a vibrant Moroccan pouf from Jonathan Adler ($295). by Layla Grace ($2,079) or the vintage-inspired GiGi Nightstand by Urban Outfitters ($149). The Zoe Cabinet from Urban Home ($899) is a stylish way to stay organized, while the Stray Dog Designs Stump ($330) infuses the turquoise trend with faux bois, creating a pop of color on an unexpected transitional surface.